Week 16 – How To Stare Procrastination In The Face
Who can honestly say they have never procrastinated, vcialis 40mg ever. Not many I suspect. We’re all guilty of avoiding the things we know we most need to do. We avoid having difficult conversations, committing time and effort to an important goal, exercising or making dietary changes. When we’re faced with a difficult task, procrastination acts a safety valve to protect our feelings and keep our fears at bay. But when we procrastinate on the important things, they don’t go away. The guilt stays with us and over time builds to a boiling point where it results in an erosion of confidence and well-being. We may be able to fool others with the excuses we use, but we can’t fool ourselves. Eventually the jig is up and we have to stare procrastination in the face. The best way to confront it; you guessed it; is by taking small steps.
- Make note of what action you’re procrastinating about and why it’s important to take action.
- Visualize yourself doing what needs to get done and pay attention to the feelings that surface. Once you know what feelings you will experience, you’ll be in a much better position to address them.
- Commit to working on the action, even if it’s only for 5-10 minutes. If it’s a big task, break it down so you can work on it every day. For difficult conversations, plan out what you want to say. Your notes will help you when you have the conversation.
- Recognize what you’ve accomplished and reward yourself for taking action.
Once you overcome procrastination, your confidence will soar, your fears will dissipate and you’ll be forever changed. And next time you find yourself procrastinating, you’ll have the tools to overcome it as well as any other challenges that may get in the way.
Dianne is a certified coach who helps individuals thrive as they successfully manage the dynamics of incessant demands; and the author of a new book: If There Are No Limits… A guide to living with passion, purpose and possibilities. For more information, visit the book page on this website.